- Many major paint and decor companies announced warm peach and natural hues as their 2023 Color of the Year.
- Take care to understand where to best incorporate the Colors of the Year in your home. More vibrant shades are ideal for accent walls or pillows.
- Whether you’re staying put or staging your home for sale, the Colors of the Year will help bring new life to your space.
Homeowners, builders and designers anticipate the annual Color of the Year announcements. In 2023, major paint companies decided on warm peach and natural hues that are projected to inspire home design concepts and furnishings for the year ahead, while the “Global Color Authority,” Pantone, opted for a much more vibrant shade for its pick.
Read along for expert tips on decorating and staging your home with the 2023 Colors of the Year.
The 2023 Colors of the Year
While shades of green were the collective pick in 2022, this year’s theme incorporates many warmer shades of orange and pink. Collectively, the selected paints play with modernized versions of the natural world, speaking to new beginnings with positive futures. Containing both muted and extroverted coral tones – along with more traditional neutrals – the 2023 Colors of the Year offer a little something for everyone.
Now, let’s dive into each color and its individual meaning.
Pantone: Viva Magenta
Nearly vibrating off the screen (or your home’s decor), Viva Magenta is a rich and lively hue dubbed as Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year. As a dynamic red derivative, Pantone notes that Viva Magenta is “audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all.” This pigmented color encourages strength and makes a bold statement in any room.
Sherwin Williams: Redend Point
Connection and care combine to create Redend Point, the Sherwin Williams 2023 Color of the Year. This warm hue is a remnant of natural textures, like terracotta and earth. Recognized as an inviting hue, Redend Point offers a balance of calming and intriguing energy.
Benjamin Moore: Raspberry Blush
Benjamin Moore declared Raspberry Blush — an animated coral with a hint of pink — as its 2023 Color of the Year. When used in a well-lit room, Raspberry Blush offers a zingy salmon tone; in shaded rooms, it appears as more of a dusky rose.
Better Homes and Gardens: Canyon Ridge
Another coral tone, Canyon Ridge, serves as the Better Homes and Gardens 2023 Color of the Year. This color decidedly “infuses energy and comfort” into any space. The warmth of Canyon Ridge invokes images of glowing sunsets and sunbaked desert landscapes that can be reimagined in any space.
Behr: Blank Canvas
The Behr 2023 Color of the Year, Blank Canvas, is explained as a complex white with taupe undertones. This creamy hue emanates “well-being and relaxation” from any space, fostering fresh starts and restorative vibes.
Decorating and staging your home with the 2023 Colors of the Year
When staging your home for sale, it’s important to create a neutral space that potential buyers could imagine themselves living in. With the neutral backdrop, you can then sparingly add bright colors to create visual interest in interior spaces – especially if they emphasize the standout features of the home.
Of course, if you’re planning to stay in your current home for the foreseeable future, opt to decorate with the colors that bring you the most joy. Perhaps this is the year to add Viva Magenta wallpaper to the main floor powder room?
Are you looking for a pop of color?
Three vibrant hues make up the 2023 Colors of the Year, including:
- Viva Magenta
- Raspberry Blush
- Canyon Ridge
These colors can be incorporated in small doses within your existing space. Consider decorative pillows, throw blankets or small art pieces that match these hues. Viva Magenta, Raspberry Blush or Canyon Ridge can also be used for home upgrades buyers love, like painted cabinets and accent walls.
Do you want to paint an entire room?
The two more subtle Colors of the Year will work well when setting a tone in an entire room:
- Redend Point
- Blank Canvas
Homeowners hoping to incorporate these hues into their space are in luck! Swaths of Redend Point and Blank Canvas can be seamlessly integrated into most existing color schemes. Use area rugs, comforters and large art pieces to showcase these Colors of the Year. If you want to keep that color theme going, other natural design elements will also complement these colors well.
Painting your homeownership journey
Are you moving forward with an improvement project this season? Consider incorporating one of the 2023 Colors of the Year into your home. Whether you’re decorating for your own enjoyment or prepping to stage and sell, a fresh color will bring new life into any space.
From trending colors to market insights, Realtors can help you through every step of your homeownership journey. Reach out for expert advice today, and together we will make a plan!